The Fbi Essay

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April 13, 2008 Justice 3012 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Throughout our research into the FBI, we found intriguing information about this government agency. Such topics include the history, employee statistics, what it takes to become an agent, what crimes the FBI investigates, and other important facts. First, what is the FBI and what do they do? The FBI is a federal law enforcement agency created in 1905 that addresses and investigates major crimes where the fugitive or fugitives have cross state borders or fled the jurisdiction of the United States. When first open, the FBI had no name and was just known as a “special agent force.” The future of what is known today as the FBI was the direct result of the Interstate…show more content…
Starting salaries for an FBI agent can range from thirty-nine thousand dollars to forty-eight thousand dollars depending on law enforcement experience and education. As time passes salary increases. “A special agent that has been in the FBI for twelve years earns about eighty-seven thousand dollars” (fbi.gov). Usually the pay of a starting or veteran agent can also be determined by location. Some agents are required to sign a contract allowing the FBI to send them any where in the world which would also affect the pay of an agent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “FBI supervisory, management, and executive base salaries can range from sixty-seven thousand dollars to one-hundred thousand dollars per year.” As an agent’s career starts to come to an end they receive a badge of honor for their dedication and hard work throughout the years. An agent must retire by the age of 57, but can get special permission to stay in until the age of 60. From the interview with Special Agent Gibson we learn that it is not as hard to get into the FBI as it may seem. Though you have to put in hard work, the main thing Mr. Gibson said was that you just have to know the right people and have good credentials. Mr. Gibson was a state trooper from 1995 to 2000. Upon being an outstanding state trooper he applied for the FBI, which he was admitted into. Mr. Gibson said, “I had attended the University of Virginia where I received a master degree in Criminal

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